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Old 03-06-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Anyone here on self-catheterization? I need some tips.

Hi All,
I am going to have to start self-cathing due to urinary retention. After urinating, I still have about 150cc's in my bladder. Anyone have any tips for me? What size catheter should I use(I'm a 5 foot tall woman). Thanks for any and all advice.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone here on self-catheterization? I need some tips.

The most common size for cathing is a 14 Fr. For females, a 6" (long) catheter will work fine although I have female friends that uses the male or 16" (long) catheters. I believe Coloplast has a womens catheter that will easily fit into a handbag and is very discreet. At first, you will probably resist using the catheters, but once you start, you will happily keep using them.

I started self-cathing about 10 years ago and how wish I had started sooner. It is harder to get us guys cathing as I guess it's a psychological thing.

Give a shout if you have any questions or fears.

Good luck.

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